Rafael Nadal loses No 1 status after Dominic Thiem ends winning run

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• Nadal loses 7-5, 6-3 in Madrid in first defeat on clay for a year
• Kyle Edmund also out after quarter-final loss to Denis Shapovalov

Rafael Nadal has lost his world No 1 ranking after suffering a quarter-final defeat by Austria’s Dominic Thiem at the Madrid Masters. Thiem, who lost to Nadal in the Monte Carlo quarter-finals last month, was the last player to beat the Spaniard on clay – at last year’s Rome Masters – and he prevailed in the Spanish capital on Friday, winning 7-5, 6-3.

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Written by Reuters
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/may/11/rafael-nadal-dominic-thiem-madrid under the title “Rafael Nadal loses No 1 status after Dominic Thiem ends winning run”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.